Columbia College is a non-profit international post-secondary educational institution located in Vancouver.
Until now, the only other Canadian schools Signing the pledge were King's College University and Acadia University, both in Nova Scotia.
MacRae says she has spoken to other major post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and is very optimistic that others will follow suit.
CBC reached out to some of the province's largest colleges and universities to see if they would consider making the same promise and some indicated the door was open.
At Simon Fraser University (SFU), for example, a spokesperson says the institution plans to review the Can't Buy My Silence pledge to see how it's doing. #x27;aligns with current policies. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) responded that it was aware of the discussion.
Similarly, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is reviewing its sexual misconduct policy and a spokesperson said the issue of confidentiality agreements could become a problem. to be part.
The University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have not signed commitment, but their spokespeople say that under their current policies, victims of sexual misconduct are not asked to sign nondisclosure agreements.
Meanwhile, Ontario has already passed a law prohibiting universities from using confidentiality agreements in cases of sexual misconduct.
In British Columbia, attempts have been made to introduce much broader legislation on the issue. Last year, Sonia Furstenau, leader of the BC Green Party, introduced a private member's bill to restrict the use of confidentiality agreements across the province, to the sequel to similar legislation passed in Prince Edward Island.
The British bill Briton died at the end of the spring session, but a spokesperson said the Green Party remained committed to supporting the campaign.